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Skills and Strengths

Graphic design

Specializing in print layout and commercial media design. Adobe advocate.

Content management

Expert SharePoint administrator and custom solution developer. Expert advisor on TeamSite and WordPress.

Leadership and organization
Project management
Organizational strategy
Internal and external communications development
New media and social networking
Print production and publishing

Education

2009 – 2011

Master of Science, Organizational Leadership
Geneva College – Beaver Falls, PA
  • Thesis: A Libertarian Definition of Leadership – Read Here

2004 – 2008

Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies (Biblical)
Elizabethtown College – Elizabethtown, PA
  • Thesis: “Exegesis on the Soul” and the Early Gnostic Community
  • President, Class of 2008
  • Academic Occasions Committee, Resources and Planning Committee
  • Called to Lead inaugural graduate
Employment

7/2016 – Present

Visual Information Specialist
Veterans Health Administration – Washington, DC
  • Lead graphic designer for the Veterans Health Administration. Part of the Digital Media team in the VHA Office of Communications.
  • Develop visuals and publications in support of the VA Under Secretary for Health and for distribution through 168 VA Medical Centers nation-wide.
  • Provide customer service to America’s Veterans through direct response and referral on VHA social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

3/2014 – 6/2016

Visual Information Specialist
Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Charleston, SC
  • Sole graphic designer for production of Annual Reports, special publications, billboards, brochures, booklets, patient education materials, research presentations, posters and displays using most recent versions of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Manage in-plant printing and reproduction services.
  • Develop yearly advertising plans and designs.
  • Manage print and equipment procurement for Stakeholder Relations.
  • Facility Webmaster and SharePoint Administrator.
  • Purchase card holder.

6/2011 – 3/2014

Communication Specialist
Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Erie, PA
  • Oversaw Media and Reproduction department for design, quality and costs as member of Executive Leadership team.
  • Graphic designer and facility photographer.
  • Implemented and managed GetWellNetwork interactive patient care solution as beta site for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Developed numerous custom SharePoint workflow solutions.
  • Chaired Informatics Committee; member of Executive Leadership Board.
  • Contracting Officer Technical Representative for multiple contracts.
  • Facilitator/Conflict Mediator.
  • Facility Webmaster and SharePoint Administrator.

9/2009 – 6/2011

Management Analyst (Student Career Experience Program)
Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Erie, PA
  • Performed cost-benefit and program analysis to evaluate and improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of the medical center and its inpatient programs that led to the development of our Urgent Care Clinic.
  • Obtained, organized, and filed reports, correspondence, and numerical data for use in preparing status reports, briefings, and presentations.
  • Conducted Baldridge comprehensive quality analysis of the Medical Center.
  • Identified and recommended ways of eliminating, combining, simplifying or improving procedures and processes as a member of the Systems Redesign/LEAN Leadership Committee.
  • Facilitator/Conflict Mediator.
  • SharePoint Administrator.
  • Successfully completed proposals to the U.S. Congress for the construction of two new on-site ~$10M patient care facilities.
Civic Involvement
  • Director, Interagency Council on Printing and Publication Services Executive Board – U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)  2015 – Present
  • Director Emeritus, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Media Council Executive Board  2014 – Present
  • Fellow, Elizabethtown College Alumni Peace Fellowship  2011 – Present
  • Director, Titusville Summer Theater Board of Directors  2012 – 2014
  • President, Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania  2012